Jason Pierre-Paul sues Adam Schefter, ESPN
Jason Pierre-Paul filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Adam Schefter and ESPN for violating his privacy by tweeting a photo of his medical chart last summer.
In the suit, Pierre-Paul’s attorneys call Schefter “selfish” in sharing a photo on Twitter of JPP’s chart in order to support his report that the Giants defensive lineman had a finger amputated.
ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had right index finger amputated today. pic.twitter.com/VI5cbS1uCw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2015
Pierre-Paul is seeking $15,000 in damages, making us wonder the reason for the suit.
At the time, Pierre-Paul blew off part of his hand messing with fireworks on July 4 (here’s what the hand looks like now). There was some dispute over the extent of his injuries, so Schefter took it upon himself to share the medical chart, which was shared with him by a hospital worker.
Most agree Schefter went too far by posting the medical chart instead of just reporting the news. Given his reputation, very few would have doubted the accuracy of his report. The chart was unneccessary. Even Schefter told SI later that he “could have and should have” done even more due to the sensitivity over the matter.